Journeys

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Jenny

Aortic dissection

After a six-hour surgery for aortic dissection came six days in an induced coma. Then came the task ...

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John

Heart attack

John was convinced that the pain across his chest was indigestion – not a heart attack....

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Judy

Congenital heart disease, Heart valve problems, High cholesterol

Judy wasn’t worried about her aortic valve replacement – it wasn’t an uncommon operation and ...

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Denise

Heart attack

It took six weeks of symptoms, a stranger approaching her in the supermarket to ask if she was all ...

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David

Heart attack

Heart trouble has accompanied other life-changing events for David. But he’s kept trekking on....

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David

Angina

Chest pain led him to the doctor, but for public health worker David, what happened next was a ...

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Darrell

Atrial fibrillation, Heart valve problems

At the age of 37, Darrell went to the doctor with nausea, shortness of breath, swelling and ...

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Julie

Heart valve problems, Rheumatic fever and heart disease

Julie thought her childhood asthma was coming back to taunt her, but the real problem was far more ...

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Kevin

Angina, High blood pressure

When Kevin felt a bit of pain in his chest, he never suspected it was his heart. After all, he ...

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Linda

Cardiac arrest, Heart attack

“He said that my heart had stopped and they’d just jolted me back to life. I just thought...they...

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Lyall

Angina, Carer’s story, Heart attack, High cholesterol

Unlike his father who died suddenly of a heart attack at 54, Lyall was given a second chance. ...

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Maddy

Arrhythmia

A simple meditation exercise brought an end to one frightening experience with tachycardia (rapid ...

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